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Noah Forrest

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Birthday Wishes

My 25th birthday is in a little more than a week and so I’ve compiled a list of ten hopes and wishes for the film world in the upcoming year. All of these items will be feasible, some even probable, so don’t expect anything too outlandish. But I must say that the privilege of working…

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These are truly the dog days of the film year, with the Oscar hangover having worn off and the summer tentpole projects yet to be unveiled. The biggest things going on in the film world right now include a movie about woolly mammoths and an adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book. In the indie scene,…

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I Hate You… But I Love Your Work

Earlier this week, I was reading a quote by Natalie Portman in Elle in which she endorsed Hillary Clinton. It read in part as follows: “A lot of the stuff people say about her, I hear it and my stomach falls because it’s so sexist. You ask people why they don’t like her and it’s because her husband…

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Skating With Van Sant

Gus Van Sant has become something of a divisive figure in the motion picture industry, especially with his last four films. These films are heavily influenced by Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr, who is famous for making excessively long movies like Satantango that don’t bother with little details like plot or story, sometimes even eschewing dialogue altogether…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump